The International Supercar Wars just got a little testier this week, with the pronouncement from a California-based company called Trion Supercars that they were engineering a 2,000-horsepower rubber and asphalt devourer. Dubbed the Nemesis, the wildly curvaceous hypercar takes some styling cues from the McLaren P1, but quickly moves on from there to craft a carbon-fiber bodied machine that’s wholly unique. Trion claims their proprietary twin-turbocharged V8 will generate a celestial 2,000-horsepower, enough to edge the Nemesis towards the 270-MPH barrier. Of course this is all peachy and wonderful and awe-inspiring, but until there’s an actual car to see (and Dyno) it’s all just vaporware. But the gentlemen behind it — most prominently Trion CEO and founder Richard Patterson — stand firmly behind the company’s boasts, telling Autoblog, “We want to be the Nemesis of the Europeans.” Hence, the quite appropriate moniker. With a quick shifting eight-speed sequential gearbox, Trion also claims its hypercar will hit 60 mph from standstill in under 3 seconds (2.8 to be exact) — another truly terrifying statistic. Combined with the 270-MPH top speed, these performance metrics would place the Nemesis in very rarified air, the kind only gulped by the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg Agera One:1 and Hennessey Venom GT. Of course those companies have earned the profound respect of the automotive world by actually building cars that have achieved these milestones — something Trion certainly hopes to do. If they can, even their pricetag of “around $1 million” won’t be unwarranted. Trion is also quick to point out that the Nemesis will be a somewhat practical car, with storage area that can fit luggage and even a golf club set — something no other true hypercar can claim. One more thing to look out for: a more aggressive performance “Predator Mode” that will modify interior illumination, height, suspension, exhaust note and rev limits. If these claims aim true, then California has definitely invited a scary contestant to the ever-escalating Supercar Wars.

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